Tree Removal Services in Memorial

If you’re looking to schedule future or immediate tree removal services, Memorial’s Houston Arbor Care Tree Service is here for you. Whether you need to remove a storm-damaged tree from your family’s lawn or there’s a tree stump obstructing ongoing construction, our tree services will ensure any trace of the problematic tree is removed for good.

Turn any unwanted trees into a thing of the past with the help of our affordable and always available tree removal professionals. Call (281) 599-8733 to schedule our services.

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Houston Arbor Care Tree Service’s Comprehensive Tree Removal Services

When you need Memorial’s tree removal services, you need Houston Arbor Care Tree Service. We specialize in the prompt and hazard-free removal of trees for both residential and commercial clients. We remove damaged limbs and decaying trees and can even eliminate any trace of unsightly tree stumps that can linger on properties for years.

You can rely on our arborists when you need to remove trees for any of the following reasons:

Hazardous Tree Removal

Trees with compromised structures or overhanging branches pose risks of property damage, as do storm-damaged trees. Fallen or damaged trees after storms or extreme weather events require swift removal to restore safety and minimize further property damage. Look to us for all your emergency tree removal needs.

Diseased Tree Removal

Severe infections or infestations can weaken trees beyond recovery, necessitating removal to prevent spread and protect nearby vegetation. We excel in safe and worry-free diseased tree removal.

What Are Common Signs of a Dying Tree?

Recognizing the signs of a dying tree allows for early intervention or safe removal before it becomes a hazard.

Here are the most common signs to keep an eye out for:

  • Bare branches or limited new foliage growth
  • Peeling bark, cavities, or fungus on the trunk
  • Leaning to one side or soil cracks near the base
  • Shedding an abnormal number of twigs
  • Development of dead branches throughout the canopy
  • Overall unhealthy appearance over multiple seasons

Trees Obstructing Property Development

Trees may need removal to make way for construction projects, renovations, or landscaping redesigns, optimizing space and enhancing property aesthetics. Sometimes, overgrown trees obstruct views, impede sunlight, or interfere with utility lines. These might also require prompt removal. Rely on our tree care services when you want to clear the way for new developments and brighter days.

How Long Does Tree Removal Take?

The tree removal process can take between a half day and a full day from start to finish. An experienced crew can complete most standard tree removals in two to four hours.

Large trees or those with difficult access points can take up to a full day or more on rare occasions. Trees in close proximity to buildings, power lines, or other obstacles add complexity.

Massive trees over 100 feet tall could require eight hours or more, while emergency removals after a storm may be quicker if the tree is already partially down. If stump grinding is required, this is a separate service and is often completed on a different day unless it can be squeezed in on the first day.

What's Required to Remove Large Trees From Your Yard?

Large trees over 60 feet tall require extensive planning and expertise to remove safely. Our certified arborists assess the tree's size, length, condition of the trunk and branches, and proximity to any obstacles. Depending on the situation, equipment like cranes may be needed to section off large portions systematically. In these unique cases, rigging techniques are used to control the drop zones of heavy branches.

It's vitally important to note that removing large trees near homes or power lines is extremely dangerous, so it's crucial to hire professionals with proper training and insurance.

How We Prepare Your Yard for the Tree Removal Process

Proper preparation is key before any tree removal work begins. When our arborists arrive, you can expect us to follow this process:

  • Clear the area around the tree of any obstacles, lawn furniture, or decorations that could be damaged.
  • Trim back plants or shrubs near the tree's base.
  • Cover landscaping with tarps to protect from falling debris.
  • Unlock gates and move cars to provide access for tree removal equipment.
  • Take precautions to ensure the job can be completed safely and efficiently.
  • Connect equipment to trees and begin the extraction process.
  • Load trees and leftover remnants into hauling bins.

Is Winter Tree Removal Safe?

Winter tree removal can be safe when performed by certified arborists following proper protocols. There are advantages to removing trees in winter, like better visibility without leaves and frozen ground minimizing landscape damage.

However, safety is paramount for winter tree removal. Our professionals assess hazards like ice buildup, use rigging techniques, and adhere strictly to winter safety standards. Attempting DIY removals in winter is especially risky without training and equipment, so hiring our insured tree service is your best bet.

How to Acquire Permits for Tree Removal

In most areas, a permit is required before removing any tree over a certain size on private property. Permit requirements and fees vary by city and county. Typically, an application must be submitted with details on the tree's location, species, size, and reason for removal.

Some municipalities have strict rules about which trees qualify for approved removal, and your homeowner's association may also have their own guidelines to follow. To help with this important step, our arborists can guide you in acquiring the proper permits to ensure the removal is legal and avoid fines.

What's Included in a Tree Risk Assessment?

A professional tree risk assessment identifies potential hazards before they cause damage or injury.

Our certified arborists have the training to evaluate factors such as:

  • Underlying hazards presented by a damaged tree
  • Tree health, structural integrity, root condition, and soil conditions
  • A tree's location relative to buildings, power lines, vehicles, and high-traffic areas

With these important details, we'll recommend mitigation strategies like pruning, cabling, or tree removal to prevent costly repairs in the future.

Tree Stump Removal

After a tree is cut down, the stump and root system remain, taking up valuable yard space. Stump removal is an additional service that completely extracts the remaining trunk and roots from the ground.

The process involves using heavy-duty equipment, such as stump grinders, to chip away the wood several inches below the surface. The empty hole is then filled with soil and can be planted over or sodded. Removing stumps eliminates tripping hazards, prevents fungus growth, and opens up the area for new landscaping.

Is Tree Stump Removal Necessary?

While not always mandatory, stump removal has several benefits that make it worthwhile. Stumps are unsightly and can be difficult to mow or landscape around. They take up space that could be used for other purposes.

Furthermore, as stumps decay over time, they can attract pests like termites that could infest nearby structures. Fungi growing on rotting stumps can spread plant diseases. We often recommend complete stump extraction after tree removals for both aesthetic and practical reasons.

Affordable Tree Services

Our tree care professionals strive to keep our tree services affordable in the short and long term. We offer competitive rates and transparent pricing, ensuring you receive exceptional value for your investment. Our methodical approach to tree maintenance and removal minimizes labor and equipment costs, enhancing affordability.

We’re able to streamline our work in the interest of affordability and efficiency by offering:

  • Prompt responses to calls and requests
  • On-time arrivals
  • Deployment of industry-grade tree removal equipment
  • Licensed, bonded, and insured tree care professionals
  • ...and more

In the long term, investing in tree removal with us can lead to cost savings by preventing potential hazards and damages that may arise from neglected or hazardous trees. Don’t let diseased or dangerous trees linger on your property for long. Instead, work with our tree care professionals.

How Is the Cost of a Tree Removal Calculated?

For standard tree removal, the primary cost drivers are the tree's height, diameter, species, and accessibility on the property. Smaller trees typically incur a base fee, while taller trees, especially those exceeding a certain height range, demand higher pricing.

Difficult removals near obstacles like buildings or power lines or those requiring specialized equipment like cranes will increase costs further. Additional services such as stump grinding, hauling away debris, and travel fees may be added to the total expense.

Does Insurance Cover Tree Removal?

Insurance policies can provide coverage for tree removal costs, but the circumstances are limited. Most homeowners insurance policies will only cover tree removal if the tree has fallen and damaged an insured structure, such as the home, garage, fence, etc. Some policies may also cover tree removal if the tree is currently putting insured property at imminent risk of damage.

However, insurance typically doesn't pay for removing trees that are simply dead or dying or for preventative purposes. To maximize coverage, we encourage you to review your policy details.

Call Our Arborists Today

There are many reasons you might want to remove a tree from your residential or commercial property. No matter the scenario and no matter your timeframe, you can always contact us.

We’ll show up with all the necessary equipment to safely and swiftly remove the tree from your premises. All you have to do is contact us at (281) 599-8733 whenever you’re in need of professional arborist services.